Anna Gunn showed up the haters: The Breaking Bad actress is taking home an Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, beating out odds-on favorite Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey).
Backstage at the ceremony, a reporter asked Gunn what winning the award says to viewers who slam her character Skyler White. “It just feels tremendous,” she says. “It’s been the most remarkable ride to be on this show. I couldn’t be more thrilled. I’m overwhelmed and extremely happy. But yes, I’m glad there are people out there who apparently enjoy Skyler. What the Skyler haters do, they do, but it doesn’t really have anything to do with me.”
Gunn took the unusual step of writing an op-ed column in the New York Times last month about the phenomena of viewers bashing her Breaking Bad character.